Just for my info (no intention of trying it!).....
What is the penalty if an individual is caught working (teaching) without a valid work permit?
So-so fine (500 THB)?
Made to watch Thai soaps back to back?
I think I've seen 'punishable by possible imprisonment & deportation' (or maybe I dreamed it) BUT, what really is the score guys, and how big a risk is it?
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I know that employers can get in trouble, but I've never heard of anything happening to employees.
A foreigner who wishes to work in Thailand is subject to the Alien Employment Act B.E. 2521 (AD 1978).
In the AEA of 2521, it states, "Working without a work permit or doing work other than that specified in the work permit is punishable by imprisonment not exceeding three months or a fine of up to 5,000 baht, or both. A foreigner who performs work exclusively reserved for Thais shall be punished with imprisonment of up to five years or a fine of 2,000 to 100,000 baht, or both. An employer who employs a foreigner without a valid work permit shall be punished with imprisonment of up to three years or a fine of 60,000 baht, or both."
However, it also states, "The required minimum monthly salary of the applicant, which depends on his nationality. Americans, Europeans, Australians, Canadians, or Japanese must have a monthly salary of at least 50,000 baht; Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan nationals at least 45,000 baht; nationals of other Asian countries, Central and South America, Eastern Europe, Mexico, Russia, South Africa and Turkey at least 35,000 baht; and nationals of Africa, Burma, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam at least 25,000 baht."
I wish I were making a minimum of 50,000/month. So, seeing as they're willing to just through out certain sections at their convenience, who knows what really could happen.
Could you provide a link to that? I've seen the first section before, but I've heard of the minimum salary bit.Originally Posted by crew
Yeah, nice piece of paper...the reality however is...Originally Posted by crew
Can I be from Vietnam please.
I may as well be Vietnamese with my spelling of "through". I'll get through it soon enough.
It was from the Bangkok Post and I cut and pasted from another channel (TD).
I'd noticed that but didn't want to indulge in it.Originally Posted by crew
Lets be from Burma then.
barfomcgee Here is the link. Won't help you much though. http://www.ethailand.com/index.php?id=1820
That's Part 1, click your way through the whole page. If you feel that bored, I mean.
Last edited by hvc; 19th April 2007 at 12:06.
Teachers are exempt from the minimum salary requirementsOriginally Posted by crew
Really? A friend of mine recently got arrested, thrown in the glass house, transferred up to IDC in Bangers and deported. This took about 2 or 3 months in total. All of which was spent in the glass house.Originally Posted by ScorpioPower
The company are still trading.
He thought he had a valid work permit. Seemingly, he didnt.
"Good morning teacha, how are YOU toDay!"
Today i am suffering from tremendous bowel pain and have a ringing in my ears.
"Thank you teacha, we are fine TOO"
^ Exactly. Employers aren't going to get into trouble, employers are! Remember the two teachers from Thonburi who are due to get out of immigration prison soon? They served two months & nothing happened to their school.
you mean employees are?